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Compal Selects Broadcom's Next Generation Persona® ICE Solution to Address the Growing Tablet and Connected Home Market

New Completely Integrated Persona ICE Platform will be Showcased at this Week's International Consumer Electronics Show LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2011 - 2011 International CES - Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, today announced that its next generation Persona® ICE (Information Connectivity Entertainment) applications processor...

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Expandable IF Switch IC allows up to16 satellite signals.

Expandable IF Switch IC allows up to16 satellite signals.

Suited for satellite IF distribution and multiswitch applications, 8 x 4 Model MAX12005 supports single, quad low-noise block with vertical or horizontal polarization signals that can be matrix-switched to 4 satellite receivers. Two control methods, DiSEqC(TM) 2.0 decoding and tone/voltage decoding, enable 4 operational modes, which include LNB mode, cascade master mode, cascade slave mode, and...

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RFMD® Achieves 4G Performance Milestone Related to PowerSmart(TM) Power Platforms

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq:RFMD), a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency components and compound semiconductor technologies, today announced it has achieved a major performance milestone related to its PowerSmart(TM) power platforms. RFMD's PowerSmart power platforms are a new product category reshaping the future of multimode,...

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Marvell Announces Support for DivX TV(TM)

Marvell ARMADA 1000 High-Definition Media Processor SoC will power high-performance, immersive entertainment experience on connected devices touting new DivX Internet TV Service SANTA CLARA, Calif. and LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6, 2011 - Marvell (Nasdaq: MRVL), a worldwide leader in integrated silicon solutions, announced today at CES that it has partnered with DivX®, a division of Sonic Solutions...

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USB Battery Charger IC incorporates identification circuit.

Model MAX14566E supports charging of portable devices from notebook computers, even when computer is in sleep or hibernate mode. Requiring no external software, circuit allows host USB port to support USB Battery Charging Specification, Revision 1.1-compliant devices with shorted D+/D- detection, as well as Apple® devices by using resistor bias. Unit is able to identify type of portable device...

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Switching Regulator integrates MOSFETs to minimize EMI.

Housed in 2 x 2 mm package, 3.3 V Model MAX15040 operates from fixed 1 MHz switching frequency. Synchronous DC-DC step-down regulator offers efficiencies up to 94% at full load current of 4 A, minimizing power loss in applications such as telecom, networking, and server equipment. Providing ±1% output voltage accuracy, regulator is fully specified over -40 to +85°C temperature range. Device...

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ZigBee RF4CE Chips help build TV/STB remote controls.

To help CE manufacturers and MSOs introduce ZigBee RF4CE remote control solutions, 3 devices deliver full RF4CE functionality with ZRC embedded. Models GP520 and GP530 are front-panel controllers that respectively target STBs with SPI/TWI interface and TVs with UART interface, while GP540 delivers complete remote control on a chip - including embedded keyboard scanner and full IR functionality....

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Synchronous Step-Down DC/DC Controller is specified to 150°C.

Synchronous Step-Down DC/DC Controller is specified to 150°C.

Supplied in 5 x 5 mm QFN-32 package, LTC3810H-5 employs constant on-time valley current-mode control architecture. Controller can directly step down voltages from 60 V to output ranging from 0.8 V to 93% of VIN. Integrated 1 ohm onboard gate drivers minimize switching losses associated with driving N-channel MOSFETs at high frequency and voltage for output currents up to 25 A. Minimum on-time may...

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STMicroelectronics Announces Content Protection Support for Premium Interactive-TV Video Content with Adobe Flash Access

ST's SoC solutions will enable content protection with Adobe Flash Access support in the next generation of connected TVs and set-top boxes Geneva - STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), one of the world's largest semiconductor companies and a leader in chips for set-top boxes and digital TVs, today introduced out-of-the box content protection for TVs with the latest STB and TV System on Chip (SoC)...

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DivX and MediaTek Expand Partnership with New DivX Plus(TM) HD Certified Digital TV Chip

MT5392P chip delivers high-quality DivX Plus HD 1080p video experience with advanced features in the MKV container SAN DIEGO and LAS VEGAS -- DivX®, a division of Sonic Solutions® (Nasdaq: SNIC), and MediaTek Inc., a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions, today announced the DivX Plus(TM) HD Certification of MediaTek's 5392P chip. The...

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